IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) today announced it is collaborating with the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) on a new “Internet of Things” (IoT) standards workshop. Scheduled for June 5, 2012 at the China World Hotel in Beijing, China, the CCSA/IEEE-SA Internet of Things Standards Workshop, co-hosted by IEEE-SA and CCSA, brings together leading global industry experts to begin exploring how to achieve a common IoT architecture.
“The IoT offers vast untapped potential for innovation, but there’s an inherent need for a common, extensible architecture to take full advantage of those opportunities,” said Mary Lynne Nielsen, director of corporate programs, IEEE-SA. “Standardizing on a common architecture will help ensure interoperability, compatibility, and reliability, enabling the IoT to truly become a change agent for continued technology advancement. By facilitating an open dialog among key stakeholders, this workshop will move the process forward, putting us that much closer to making the IoT a reality.”
Representing the next iteration of the Internet where objects and systems will be connected, communicating and exchanging data without human intervention, the IoT spans a diverse array of applications. Smart Grid, home and industrial automation, transportation, robotics, and automotive are among the many settings ideally suited to IoT applications. The half-day workshop will address these possible applications, as well as a broad variety of topics such as current standards work and convergent networks and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The agenda features a cross-section of speakers and panelists from CCSA and IEEE-SA, as well as the transportation and coal mining sectors, IT, integrated service providers, telecom operators, institutes, and other leading global organizations and enterprises such as IBM, Siemens, and STMicroelectronics.
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